New residents of the Menlo Family Apartments recently gathered for their first building-wide barbecue. The Koreatown area apartments provide supportive housing to formerly homeless families, youths transitioning from foster care and those needing mental health services. Half of the complex’s 60 units are occupied by formerly homeless families. Most families moved in less than a month ago, and the barbecue was the first informal gathering for residents to get to know each other in a purely social setting. Menlo Family Apartments was developed by the Koreatown Youth and Community Center and the Little Tokyo Service Center.